Noosa Springs is ready to host the Winter Classic later in the year.
Noosa Springs is ready to host the Winter Classic later in the year.

Golf classic’s not lost, it’s just laying up for clean air

THE Sunshine Coast Winter Classic should not be lost to Noosa golf fans.

This much-loved event planned to showcase four of the region’s best courses and offer players a feast of winter golf – has become another victim of the COVID-19 crisis.

But the inaugural staging of the event has not been cancelled – just postponed for a few months as coronavirus restrictions continue to be eased across the country.

Originally scheduled for June, the event will now be played from October 19 to October 22.

It presents an opportunity for golfers to visit the Sunshine Coast and test their game at four premium golf courses – Noosa Springs, Maroochy River, Peregian and Twin Waters.

The Classic is a 72-hole single Stableford competition.

It will be graded and open to men and women, with daily and overall prizes awarded for each grade.

Registration will be at Peregian on Sunday, October 18, where players are welcome to enjoy a free practice round.

Competition begins at Maroochy River on Monday, October 19, followed by rounds at Noosa Springs (Tuesday), Peregian (Wednesday) and Twin Waters (Thursday).

Play each day will be an afternoon two- tee start with a presentation cocktail party scheduled after the final round.

Entry fee is $695 – $595 if paid before August 31.

That includes four days of golf, carts, daily lunches, tee gifts, prizes and a welcome function at Peregian.

While entry fees are refundable up to 45 days prior to the event, should COVID-19 restrictions not allow the tournament to proceed, entry fees will be refunded.

Register online at